Marc Horowitz: Would you please explain The Center
for Improved Living (TCFIL) blog?
Marc Horowitz: Oh, I’d love to! TCFIL is simple. Every day
I post a new question to the internetters. Something like
“What’s the silliest thing you have in your purse or wallet?
People answer and we all get to learn a little something
about humanity. It’s win/win!
But Mr. Horowitz, aren’t these questions supposed to
“improve your life?”
Call me “Marc.”
Wow, Mr. Horo…I mean, Marc…that actually sounds
real nice. But TCFIL is bigger than just this blog. You
were telling me earlier that the Center just had an exhibition
at Analix Forever Gallery in Geneva and you’re
set to have another at Nuke Gallery in Paris and then at
SCOPE New York.
The questions are improving lives ‘cause they bring people
closer together by giving everyone a little peephole into
another person’s world. Someone’s answer to “What do
you wish you could keep in a jar?” may make someone else
laugh for the first time in years. Another may find inner peace
by discovering that there’s a guy out there who also imagines
God always wearing jeans. Someone might fall in love
with the girl that doesn’t believe in socks. The questions
make people think about themselves, what’s around them,
and give them space to ponder things that they’d never think
about in their hurly-burly world.
It’s blowing up, Marc. At these shows, I get to really show
off what TCFIL is meant to be: a collaboration, a think tank,
a place to daydream, a place to “shake it off,” and a place to
embrace individuality and that the world around us is a place
of infinite possibilities.>
Well, I’ll definitely be there in Paris! Tell me what else
you do with your limitless creativity?
Oh I do all sorts of stuff. I have another blog: www.ineedtostopsoon.
com. That’s where I post my various projects and
dreams. I’m pitching some TV comedies at the moment.
I’m currently making a series of draw
Me? Yeah, I dream, but it’s typically about accounting.
I just one where numbers don’t exist and I can’t get
properly reimbursed for mileage.
(long break for laughter.)
How’re you doing, Marc?
Oh, you just make me so happy! Can we get back to
TCFIL? I think that’s just so interesting. In your gallery
shows, you have made up your own motivational
posters. That’s awfully bold of you.
Let’s give them a try. Hit me with one.
“It’s time to do something about something!”
Woah! That really works.
“Look out the window. You’re not alone.”
“I’m really doing it!”
Enough! I’m frothy with motivation!
See what I mean? I’m improving your life already. And
you know what?
While I’m improving your life, you’re also improving
(Long pause for awkward hug.)
Well, it was great talking with you. We should hang out
I’ll see you in the mirror.
You can find this interview in the "it's good magazine" at the Gallery